Posted in: Economy

Indonesia’s white elephant in the jungle will be reared on foreign capital – or will it?

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Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo is scheduled to visit Australia next month, his fifth and likely last trip south as Indonesian President. He wants foreign investors to back a project that he hopes will define his legacy - shifting Indonesia’s overcrowded, over-polluted and over-stressed capital from Java 1,300 km north to Kalimantan.

The US is helping Indonesians build startups while Australia is busy selling diplomas

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A study of over 300 successful Indonesian technology co-founders shows that 61% had either studied or worked overseas. This begs the question – why have so many successful Indonesian entrepreneurs traveled abroad?

‘Some things are priceless’ – is Indonesia choosing sovereignty over Mastercard?

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In March, President Joko Widodo ignited a discussion around financial sovereignty when he urged national and regional governments and state-owned enterprises to stop using Visa and Mastercard for the domestic purchasing of goods and services. What does this tell us about Indonesia's place in the world?

Why Australia and Indonesia should build a comprehensive partnership on climate change and the energy transition

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Indonesia is one of the most climate-vulnerable nations in the world. Richard Mathews thinks Australia should be doing more to help Indonesia make the clean energy transition.

Who are the elites who control Indonesian politics?

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Political position, wealth, and access to and control over policy are all important in determining who is part of the political elite in Indonesia.

Beyond Syaikh Zayed Grand Mosque: the UAE and Arab-Indonesian relations

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What is behind the growing ties between Indonesia and the United Arab Emirates?

Talking Indonesia: cryptocurrency

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How is the booming cryptocurrency market regulated in Indonesia? What are the main concerns do users? Tito Ambyo chats to Rob Raffael Kardinal in the latest episode of Talking Indonesia.

Best of 2022

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Indonesia at Melbourne will again be taking a short break over the New Year period. Here we present the articles and episodes that attracted your attention in 2022. We look forward to seeing you again in early 2023!

Noodle diplomacy: the G20 and the politics of instant noodles

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Can this week's G20 Summit help to resolve the global food crisis?

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